Engineering business wins contract in Poole area

January 11, 2018 by  

Bournemouth and Poole councils have given a major contract to an engineering company.

The contract that the authorities in Poole and Bournemouth have signed is worth over £30 million. Full colour printing from Poole can be used by organisations in the public and private sectors.

WSP is going to act as a consultancy in areas like public transport, coastal protection and parking management. It may also undertake project management going forward. WSP has a track record of making improvements to the local infrastructure.

The councils involved in the scheme are in the process of merging their workforces at the moment. WSP is poised to be a key partner in a fluid situation. A Bournemouth-based service director with environmental responsibilities, Larry Austin, told the Bournemouth Echo:

“Delivery of our various engineering led services and functions, together with the key projects within the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation, can now be approached with the continued high level of certainty and quality that the elected members, businesses and residents expect.”

A proposal to reshape the structure of local authorities in Dorset may have an influence on the specific partnership model of delivery. The idea is that a unitary authority would be created if Christchurch comes on board with Poole and Bournemouth. However, the decision on whether this initiative gets the green light has yet to be made.